Gamecocks and Tigers both pre-season Top Ten teams
The South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers will both enter the 2013 football season among the Top-10 ranked teams in the country, according to the Pre-season USA Today poll released Thursday. The Gamecocks are ranked #7 in the coaches poll, the team’s highest pre-season ranking ever. The Clemson Tigers follow USC at #8. Alabama, the defending National Champion, is the pre-season #1, followed by Ohio State, Oregon, Stanford and Georgia. This officially sets a major Top-10 showdown in Death Valley on August 31, as the Tigers and Bulldogs square off at 8:00 PM on ABC.